Not since the waiting for Franco's death has such a long over due death rattle been provided for public amusement. The soon to be published circulation figures for the LA Times will show a 5.5% circulation decline in just ONE year! And on the bad news side (for the LAT, at least) - single copy sales are dropping even more rapidily than that.
However on the good news side - for those us us who actually live in LA as opposed to just visiting it - the LAT's solution to this is the same as always. Bring in lots more out of towners who know and care nothing about this city! I mean - is there ANYBODY left in Chicago??
Though, to give credit where credit is due - the editorial page's pointless ramblings and Steve Lopez's mind numbing columns about himself can in no way be faulted in driving readers from the LAT in ever increasing numbers. At least at the LA Times -- failure is always a team effort!